Wyre Piddle Community Newsletter 1

Wyre Piddle Parish Council Newsletter.


Working for the people of our Parish
We hope everyone is keeping safe and well! We are still currently in lockdown and would like to remind you all that it is vitally important that we continue to follow the Government guidelines – Stay at home – Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) – If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times – Wash your hands as soon as you get home – Do not meet others, even friends or family. – You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
If you need support during this time for example with shopping, minor errands or just someone to speak to then please contact any of the following and we will put you in touch with a volunteer in the village – Claire Paul on 07852546705 or via email John Paul on 07805651502 or via email Jenny Wilks on 07530482053 or via email Wyre Piddle Community Facebook page.
Thank You To all the residents who are helping as volunteers, either on the list, or who have already been allocated residents to support, and also to those who are looking after their neighbours. It is greatly appreciated in a time like this and fantastic to see the way everyone has come together in times of need
Friday 8th May 2pm onwards.
As we can not go ahead with the Village street party, we are hoping that you will join in as a village community in a ‘Stay at Home Street Party’.
Decorate your house, dress up in Red, White and Blue and enjoy a picnic in your front garden. You can wave and chat to your neighbours from a socially acceptable distance and maybe share some music and singing!

3pm – We would like to encourage all those taking part to undertake the ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’

at 3pm on the 8th May, from the safety of your own home, by standing up and raising a glass of refreshment of your choice and undertaking the following ‘Toast’ – “To those who gave so much, we thank you,”

7pm – Ring a bell for ‘A cry for peace’ 9pm – The Royal British Legion is calling for people to help commemorate the anniversary by joining in with a UK-wide rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’

9pm on VE day. BBC One will be featuring the singalong as part of their VE Day broadcast.

If anyone has any other ideas, please feel free to share them with us.
It would be great to see lots of pictures and videos sent to the Wyre Piddle Facebook page or to the above email addresses.

Thank you It is amazing to hear all the clapping and banging for our keyworkers every Thursday evening at 8pm and the fantastic music played by our local resident DJ’s!!!
Working for the people of our Parish.

DrawString Bags For Nurses and Healthcare Workers This is a plea for material (old and unwanted cotton/polycotton,duvets, sheets, pillowcases etc.). Some of the Wyre Piddle WI are making bags to help nurses transport their uniforms home safely to help reduce the risk of contamination. The bags containing the uniforms can then be placed straight into the washing machine. If you have any surplus cotton/polycotton material we would be very grateful if you could either leave it in a bag outside of Pauline Monks house, Lyndhurst, Worcester Road opposite the Village Hall. I am also willing to collect, please ring me on 01386 553510. Pauline Monks If anyone is interested in making some bags, we would be very grateful for your help. For further information please contact Maggie Close 01386 642248  

SWDP Action plan March 2020 The proposed options for housing development put forward by the recent SWDP review will have a major effect on Wyre Piddle.
The main concerns are:

• Building on land which drains onto the flood plains of the Piddle Brook and the River Avon,

• The loss of the strategic gap between us, Pershore and Pinvin.

• The planned housing development along both sides of the A44 by pass.

• The increased strain on infrastructure during and after these developments • An imbalance in the number of new houses Wychavon is expected to accommodate in comparison to the rest of the County.
The Parish Council submitted comments about these plans at the end of the consultation period in December. The South Worcestershire Councils are now collating the responses they received and will inform us of the outcome in September. There will be a briefing for Parish Councils on 31st March to let us know if there are any developments which two councillors will attend.
There is a group of parishioners who are keen to take a more proactive stance in objecting to these proposals and they have approached the Parish Council to ask for our support. We understand also that there are a number of parishioners who feel the development of housing is necessary to accommodate the growing population and that Wychavon Council should be trusted to do what is needed.

As Parish Councillors we aim to represent your views, therefore, we need to know what they are. Please tell us your preferred action out of the three following options:

1. We support those who are keen to take a more proactive stance in objecting to the proposed options that affect us.

2. We continue to monitor the progress of the SWDP review and keep you informed, whilst seeking assurance that any housing development will take into account extra flood risk, retain our separate identity as a village, be the best possible in terms of sustainability and environmental impact and include substantial tracts of land to preserve wildlife.

3. We attend briefings and keep you informed, but trust Wychavon County Council to conduct the planned developments as sympathetically as possible.
If you have any comments, please phone or email: Councillor John Paul – 07805651502,  Councillor Lew Searle – 07795251549 or 01386304034,